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London Bird Report

The London Bird Report is published annually and sent free to members. Current issues can be purchased separately. A standing order facility for receiving The London Naturalist and The London Bird Report on publication with an invoice is available.

For details of availability and cost of current and back issues see "Buying back issues" in the menu below.

Editorial Correspondence

Full instructions to contributors are given inside the back cover of each journal. To enquire about submitting content for a future edition of a journal please email the editor: current details are given on the contact us page.

Photography Ethical Policy

The LHNS ethical policy for photographs can be found here.

Become a Species Accounts Writer




Biodiversity Heritage Library holdingsBack issues of the London Naturalist (and its predecessors from 1898 onwards) and the London Bird Report are now freely available online through the Biodiversity Heritage Library. A summary of the holdings for each publication may be accessed via the links below:

Searching publications on the Biodiversity Heritage Library

BHL Combined
To make a detailed search of the holdings:
  • Click on the “Advanced Search” tab and enter “London Naturalist” in the “Title” Box.
  • Check the “Exact Phrase” button.
  • Enter your search term in the “Text” box, this can be an author name, a species or any other phrase relevant to your search.
  • You can also specify a year in the “Year” box.

The contents have not been fully indexed, which is why you should search for authors and subjects as text entries.

List of bird articles

Our online file LBR 1936-2018 Contents includes direct links to each year that has been digitised, including (on a separate worksheet) the Transactions of the LNHS and London Natuarist years that include records or papers about birds (i.e. those that precede the London Bird Report).

The links are in the year column and are highlighted in green (TLNHS and LN) and blue (LBR). Here is an example:

LBR2018 Downloads sub page Contents spreadsheet screen pull 1

For examples of why you might want to explore the digitised journals, see the paper 'Exploring Digital Copies of the LBR' by Pete Lambert in LBR No.84 for 2019, due to be published in May 2021.